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Reel Number: 250223-09
Year / Date: 1944,1940s
Country: England,France,United Kingdom,USA UNITED KINGDOM
Location: Cherbourg,English Channel,London
TC Begins: 18:46:18
TC Ends: 19:02:00
WWII - Color, 1944, D-Day & Invasion, England to Paris (partial) w/ Jack Leab London - Big Ben - Houses of Parliament - Westminster Abbey - US servicemen visiting. Marble Arch - crowds - Hyde Park, Speakers Corner. Children’s playground, kids on swings, drinking fountain. St Pauls - Buckingham Palace, guards on duty. Tower Bridge, Thames tugs w/ cargo, Fleet Street - policeman. Army camp South of England shots of press contingent in camp, Jack Lieb (cameraman) w/ shovel - CBS correspondent Larry Laseur. Other press - Gordon Becker - Jack Thompson - Ernie Pyle - Larry O’Reilly. More correspondents Clark Lee & Bill Stoneman. Press corps loaded onto small military trucks & set off for South Coast - travel thru market town. 18:51:22 Plymouth, bomb damage, buildings destroyed - jeeps on the road w/ wire cutters on their bumpers - Crossroads guards, one British and one American soldier inspects bedroll. OWI correspondents Wes Haines (Haynes) and Pete Carroll AP press photographer - eating K-rations. Washing hands in river, Pete Carroll taking scenic shots of river etc. (edited) 18:52:53 LCI no. 4; ships on open sea of English Channel. Ships at night, barrage balloon overhead. 18:53:50 Officer / Captain looking w/ telescope to shore before landing. Destroyer Escort / DE underway. Ships underway. 18:54:21 POV on landing craft w/ British off landing. Beach & soldiers wading ashore on Utah Beach; smoke rising. Seen from higher angle. 18:55:33 Color, Wes Haines & Pete Carrol carry equipment, walking ashore - troops dig in - aircraft overhead - ships run aground - searching for mines. 18:56:15 MP standing in front of flag Green Beach HQ. Foxholes first night on beach. German POWs. 18:57:00 General Collins talking w/ men. Press corp eating, Jack Lieb - Larry Laseur & Bob Landry. 18:57:22 Jack Lieb on board ship returning to England - cliffs approaching Bournemouth. 18:57:58 B/W footage flying bombs - AA guns knocking out V-1s. Aftermath of buzz bomb attack, dig out wounded. 18:58:06 Color, Jack Lieb returns to France on board LST w/ unit of 3rd armored division - waiting to land at Cherbourg. On convoy arriving at beach waiting for tide to recede. 18:58:44 Troops constructing slipways on beach after storm; beachhead activity - landing on shore. GOOD. 18:59:37 Pan from hilltop, Cherbourg destroyed Cherbourg docks & bridge. 18:00:17 French women w/ flowers - long line German POWs marched along street - one in pram / baby buggy w/ broken leg. 19:00:58 CU Portrait of Hitler used as dart board. First official ceremony when General Collins presents Tricolor flag made out of parachute silk to Mayor of Cherbourg. 19:01:39 Ernie Pyle talking to Signal Corp Colonel w/ Bert Brandt & others. Abrupt end. WW2; Home Movies; Journalists; Reporters; D-Day Landing; Invasion; Travelogue; NOTE: Partial or entire sold at per reel rate..
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